Appellation: Vi de Taula.
Cuvée: Les Paradetes.
Grapes: based on Grenache Noir and Carignan depending on the vintage, sometimes some Sumoll.
About: the most intense and finessed of Joan Ramon’s reds, changing every year with the vintage conditions, a mirror of the year. A badger appears on the label.
Location: just north of the cellar towards the village of Barberà de Conca.
Size ha: 4.
Age: vines planted in 2000.
Training: double cordon de royat.
Average yield hl/ha: 40.
Depending on the year but usually made in stainless steel, part de-stemmed, with some whole bunches sandwiched into layers of juice, with one week on the skins, then matured in stainless steel, usually bottled after 9 months unfined, unfiltered. Nothing added, nothing taken.
Vintage Notes 2014
Rain in spring and beginning of harvest, after a dry summer.
Yield hl/ha: 35.
Harvested: late September.
Bottles produced: 3,000.
Date bottled: 2015-05.
Alcohol %: 12.4.
SO2 Total: <7.
Tasting: Bone dry, iron, herb, cherry, thick tannins balances high acid, and fruit wraps around palate with
Vintage Notes 2015
Not produced, all went into Gegant, which itself remained a bit sweet – but delicious.
Vintage Notes 2019
Hot and dry but with some timely rain. A rich, fruit forward style.
Grenache Noir 70%, in anfora, Carignan 30, in inox.
Yield hl/ha: 30
Harvested: mid September.
Bottles produced: 4,000.
Date bottled: 2019–04.
Alcohol %: 12
SO2 Total: < 5
Tasting: Clear, vibrant cherry, plum, cassis fruit, some orange peel, some cinnamon, pepper spice, notes of violets, with fine, silky tannins, a wine that’s superficially fruity and smooth, but reveals depth and grip with aeration. Energy and tension.